Spice Temple

Average price $105
1,058 reviews



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Meet the Chef

A country boy from Berowra, Andy Evans begun his apprenticeship at Rockpool Sydney at 19. He went from toasting sarnies at Asquith Golf Club in Mt Colah, to working alongside luminary Neil Perry and other respected names in the industry. Evans chalked up nine years with the Rockpool team, crediting his compatriots with embedding a fierce respect for exceptional produce, innovation and creativity that continues within the Rockpool premium restaurant stable today.

Restaurant menu

Average price $105 Special request

Chef Andy Evans recommends…

Raw yellowfin tuna with spicy orange oil and lettuce
Spinach and sesame salad
Steamed eggplant with three flavours Garlic, coriander and sweet pork

Dietary options

Gluten free,

TheFork offers


Available lunch and dinner from Monday January 20 to Sunday February 9. Minimum 2 guests required to dine from this menu. Optional matching wines available for an additional $55 per person. All credit card payments will incur a 1.5% processing fee. All debit cards incur a processing fee of 0.5% - 1.0%. ‘Tap and Go’ incurs debit/credit card fee. All EFTPOS no charge. A 10% surcharge applies on Sunday. A 15% surcharge applies on all public holidays. For tables of 10 or more guests, your bill will include a recommended service charge of 10%. This service charge is at your discretion. Patrons with food allergies or dietary requirements, please inform your waiter prior to ordering. Although we will endeavor to accommodate your dietary needs, we cannot be held responsible for traces of allergens. Drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Ratings & Reviews

based on 1058 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Simon T.
    Simon T.
    • 8 reviews

    Went for the Chinese new year banquet and matching wines. Great selection and food was fantastic. Nice atmosphere and staff were great. Well worth a visit with a group of friends.

  2. Mary B.
    Mary B.
    • one review

    Great ambience and lovely staff, but for the price the food was simply average with maybe one standout (the raw tuna in orange oil). Was disappointed with the food for the CNY banquet - really should of ordered al la carte!

  3. Shan K.
    Shan K.
    • one review

    The food was amazing in taste and presentation but be aware that it is spicy. We had the Chinese New Year banquet - come hungry as you will not be able to finish it. The atmosphere was intimate and staff very attentive. Will be back to sample more of the other fiery dishes on offer. They lived up to the name of being the Spice Temple!

  4. Ben S.
    Ben S.
    • 22 reviews

    The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the food was really good too. Particularly enjoyed the Wagyu Brisket, but a very nice meal all around!

  5. Frank L.
    Frank L.
    • one review

    Food was great as usual. Wait staff were hard to find much of the time, and table was too small for 4 diners, especially given serving dishes were oversized.

  6. Tony N.
    Tony N.
    • 7 reviews

    Our 2nd time at the Spice Temple, we went for the banquet menu. Tons of food. All delicious. We were taken care of in all aspects of the meal and service. Delightful! Highly recommended.

  7. Ingrid Z.
    Ingrid Z.
    • one review

    Beautiful food overall, but some are way too fusion and lost the basic taste like the kunpow chicken. Some staff are nice, but the whole place is way too dark and only one female toilet cubicle. Will go back.

  8. Chiara F.
    Chiara F.
    • one review

    We had the Dynasty Banquet, it was great, especially the pippies. Plenty of food.

  9. Linda T.
    Linda T.
    • one review

    Been here before several times but this time I felt things weren't as good. We booked and it wasn't busy but we got pushed along to order. Our entree arrived well before our cocktails. One member was coeliac and didn't get sick so would highly recommend on that front. Had to avoid chocolates with the bill because not advised about that. Overall would return for the food but not the most relaxing dinner I've had

  10. Shelly W.
    Shelly W.
    • one review

    The pork hock was too salty and not as tender as I'd expect for this style (the skin was delicious though). The stir fried prawn with "salted duck egg" did not have the expected salted egg texture, or taste. The table next to us had a finished plate sitting for 30 mins before it was taken away. An attempt at Chinese food that landed close but not quite on target; nor was there enough of a twist to make it seem intentional. Loved the final petit four, interestingly the only intentionally western item we had that night.

  11. Lou E.
    Lou E.
    • 6 reviews

    Love Spice Temple. This was our 4th year visiting while in Sydney. Nick welcomed us with “it must be that time of year? which was amazing. How nice. Food is always great. Quality of food is top notch. Service is attentive. Atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Highly recommend one make reservation. This place even books up on Sunday evenings. Can’t wait to return.

  12. Tara B.
    Tara B.
    • 7 reviews

    Delicious food, great service, enjoyable atmosphere.

  13. Nico L.
    Nico L.
    • 2 reviews

    Loved the venue and atmosphere. The food was plentiful and tasty. Only the waiter had a bit of an attitude and could have been more relaxed/cheerful. Will be back for more!

  14. Dione A.
    Dione A.
    • 10 reviews

    Excellent food, always love the ribs

  15. Martin E.
    Martin E.
    • one review

    Delicious food and the best service

  16. David W.
    David W.
    • 2 reviews

    Through the intriguingly hard-to-find entrance to the understated lighting and dusky fit-out, Spice Temple draws you in with promise of something mysterious and then delivers. Gently. Our highlights ... chicken and black fungus, XO sauce pippies, and stir fried spanner crab with mung bean noodles and garlic chives. And then the Chinese calendar zodiac sign inspired cocktails ... we tried, and enjoyed, Rat, Horse, Monkey and Rooster!

  17. Stacy M.
    Stacy M.
    • 39 reviews

    A great restaurant - a little dark inside and mysterious and unassuming from the outside but the service and quality of food was very good. I would recommend

  18. Sophie M.
    Sophie M.
    • 28 reviews

    The best Chinese restaurant I’ve been to in Sydney. Food and drinks are all delicious, would highly recommend.

  19. Jolanta  J.
    Jolanta J.
    • one review

    Good food & pleasant atmosphere

  20. Jamie Y.
    Jamie Y.
    • one review

    So many gluten free options! All surprised delicious. Very flavoursome. The chili prawns were extremely spicy but delicious if you live chilli. The beef was and inf. Great service and atmosphere

More information

Opening time

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 10:30pm

Thursday – Friday: 12 – 3pm, 6 – 11pm

Saturday: 5.30 – 11pm

Sunday: 6 – 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

10 Bligh St, 2000, Sydney, Australia

Public transport

Martin Place Train Station

Directions to get there

Located in the basement below Rockpool Bar and Grill, the door is accessed via Bligh Street and has an animated screen on the front.

Sofitel Wentworh Public Car Park - Entry from Bligh Street

Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Sydney City, The Rocks

About the restaurant

Spice Temple is a modern Chinese restaurant with a culinary focus on China’s lesser known regions. Our menus are designed to be shared and enjoyed banquet style in our intimate and seductive surrounds.

Driven by our philosophy of incorporating world-class service with a deep respect for the highest quality produce Spice Temple offers modern Chinese food as it’s rarely been seen before in Australia.


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